“Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger; do not discipline me in Your wrath. Be gracious to me, Lord, for I am weak; heal me, Lord, for my bones are shaking; my whole being is shaken with terror. And You, Lord — how long? Turn, Lord! Rescue me; save me because of Your faithful love.”
Psalms 6:1-4 HCSB
Have you ever found yourself, or a loved one, so deep in your sin there was no way out but to look up? The fear, the anxiety, the gut-wrenching sorrow. Our knee-jerk reaction is to project our human emotions onto a holy God and assume He is angry and wants to act out on it, just as we ourselves feel inclined to do to ourselves or toward our relative. But people do wrong in weakness; God is never weak and will not sin in anger as we are inclined to do. Instead, in His grace and mercy, He stretches out His arms and dies to pay the penalty for us. Yes, He becomes that drug deal, that DUI, that assault, that sky-high debt that makes you so ashamed so that we can know true freedom in Him.
Have you accepted that gift and turned to start anew? 🚦